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How Much Insecticide Do Bt Plants Actually Produce?

Testbiotech, Germany Press Release (http://www.testbiotech.de/en/node/578) 21 November 2011 New publication shows inadequacies in risk assessment Munich – A new publication by an international research consortium has revealed several inadequacies in current approaches to risk assessment of genetically engineered plants. The publication deals with methods used for measurement in so-called Bt-plants. These plants produce an insecticidal protein ( a so-called Bt toxin) that originates from soil bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis). One example is maize MON810 which is cultivated in some countries in the EU, many others can be imported and used in food and feed. Now for the first time, joint research involving four laboratories has shown that the results produced by […]

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